Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wednesday's Child - Robert Schmidt

"Robert Schmidt

Robert Michael Schmidt, 5-month-old son of Alfred and Florence Weiland Schmidt, 254 W. Main St., Campbellsport, died at 3:15 a.m. today at St. Agnes Hospital.  He was born March 31.

Survivors include his parents: 10 brothers and sisters, Michael, Lorraine, Laverence, Norbert, Donald, Marion, Joseph, Joan, Christine and John, all at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Weiland, St. Kilian, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmidt, rural West Bend.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and 11 a.m. at St. Matthew's Church, Rev. Warren Schmitt celebrating the Mass of the Angels.  Burial will be in the church cemetery."

I was about to say that the clipping wasn't dated (and it's not), but I actually found the article on Ancestry and was able to put a date and newspaper with it.  It was published in the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter on September 12th 1966 on page 8.  I don't know where Robert belongs in our family tree, if indeed he belongs there at all.  It may just have been clipped because they were a friend of the family (or parishioner) and the loss of a little baby touched them.

1 comment:

  1. Even though this child has no descendants, his obit is a rich source of information for those researching his siblings. It shows the importance of researching collateral lines. Thanks for the post.